Nativism and discriminatory laws: The Chinese Exlusion Acts' effects on immigration laws and immigrants during the 19th and 20th century

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2019-05
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Ippolito, Sandra
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Southern New Hampshire University
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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Immigration laws would be drastically changed due in part to nativism and other factors. It would be the first time in history that the federal government would get involved in any type of immigration action and it would all start with the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882. This act would set up a chain of events that would shape laws on immigration that would get progressively worse for all immigrants that were deemed "un-desirable." (Author abstract)
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